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and 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. but many governments have yet to pass laws enforcing the protocol. some developing countries say they can't afford to implement the policies. the apartments participants are into it. >>> have begun 11 days of joint exercises. the drills are taking place near islands at the center of a territorial dispute between china and the philippines. the drills began monday on the western coast of luzon island facing the south china sea. 3,800 personnel are taking part in this year's exercises. that's 800 more than last year. a filipino military leader suggested the numbers reflect a growing security threat in the region. >> and i'm confident that they shall result in the partnership that is enduring that we shall be prepared to face the present and emerging maritime challenges in this part of the region. >> the philippines is engaged in territorial disputes with china over the islands. chinese patrol boats are preventing philippine boats from reaching the shore. >>> australian prime minister hatz urged japan to sign a trade agreement. gillard spok
the houses were built, business people and some of the authorities thought they could interpret the law to suit their own purposes. that is why the officials signed the documents. it was not until a few years later that they were audited to see if they had violated their own laws. >> with the director is not mentioning is corruption. officials back then issued permits to relatives and friends and just helped themselves. a former mayor approved these houses and had his own construction company build them. officially, the job was noted down as renovating old fisherman's hut that once stood here. >> i do not envy the homeowners. they are innocent and bought the properties in good faith as the third or fourh owners. now they have got to cope with the ruling of the court. their houses will be torn down. >> the enterprising mayor has long since died and cannot be brought to justice. the other corrupt officials are no longer in office. when a legal structure has already been torn down -- a wealthy latvian build a grand new summer residence for himself on an existing foundation right next door
ruling. >> the current law will end months of legal uncertainty for parents, doctors, and religious officials who carry out the procedure. the justice ministry says it will safeguard religious rites while guaranteeing children's safety. >> i think with this bill, we are making it clear that jews and muslims will be able to continue their religious practices in germany. as long as they are compatible with certain regulations. >> the bill introduces new coke -- new conditions, allowing ritual male circumcision, only when the operation adheres to medical procedures. it can only be carried out when the child is not in danger, and parents must be informed about the risk. religious groups say they are happy with the bill, especially as it allows non-doctors to carry out the procedure on children up to six months old, but some pediatricians oppose the new law. >> such an operation should be delayed until the boy is a young adult and old enough to decide whether he wants to have it carried out or not. >> for many jews, this would be unthinkable. according to religious tradition, boys must b
a book that teaches us a law -- a lot. it forces us to look at china in a different way. >> mo yan has been criticized for being too close to the chinese communist party. more discussion is sure to follow. >> that is the purpose of the nobel prize. whether you agree with the nobel committee or not, the prize is guaranteed to raise awareness of the author. >> up to now, his books have not found a large audience in germany, but in frankfurt, that already looks certain to change. >> our cultural affairs correspondent has been following the announcement from the frankfurt book fair, and i asked by the swedish academy decided to honor mo yan. >> the obvious question is whether the price comes with a political message from sweden to beijing. it is difficult to answer that. it is a difficult question because mo yan is certainly not a dissident like a man who get the peace prize a couple of years ago. he is even a member of the communist party of china and has been that for many years, but he is not a party soldier at all. he has even been banned at times. some of his books were not available
years ago the team made this unmanned aircraft guided by the law, it flies to locations and takes pictures and returns. at the end of march of last year, the aircraft made headlines. it flew over the major nuclear plant in fukushima right after the disaster. from a height of 400 meters, it took photos. this shows the further details of the damage. it provided crucial information on where to spray water and how much. until now, the company could only take still pictures. but after fukushima, the crew decided to make a movie cam that takes movie images in 3d. their goal was to get a bird's-eye view. they decided to use a kind of helicopter that had six rotors. it lifts off vertically, controlling speed and direction is easy. the team has just started taking pictures. one person controls the copter, the other the camera. they try to send the copter under a low substantial bridge. but as the march copter rises, part of it is in the chart. he succeeds. the camera is so good it can even though the texture of rocks and record clear images of places people can't reach from the ground. >>
and germany, there are even laws in place requiring refiners to blend renewable fuels into the gas supply. the aim is to ease global dependency on oil and protect the environment. increasingly, farmers are therefore growing crops for fuel rather than food -- because it's more lucrative. this development is particularly acute in the us. almost 40% of the corn harvest is used for fuel. 37% becomes animal feed. that leaves just 11% for food, while 13% is exported. the german world hunger organization is alarmed. >> obviously demand for biofuel -- which has political support -- is one of the main causes of the shortage of agricultural goods. more than 8% of the world grain production is used to make bio ethanol. it puts the agricultural sector under enormous pressure and leads to price hikes. >> poor countries are especially hard hit. because they lack their own resources, they are forced to import grain. but prices are increasingly prohibitive. >> for people living off the equivalent of one euro a day and spending 50 to 60 cents on food staples, the inevitable result is hunger. >> the slight
to plotting the attack. they indicted him on charges of violating the national security law. the south's news agency says the man paid a taxi driver in china to stage a hit-and-run accident on kim jong-nam. kim jong-nam wonce criticized te north korean leadership for the transfer of power from kim jong-il to his third son, kim jong-un. >>> defense officials in north korea have accepted a new agreement between south korea and the u.s. that they overextend the range of ballistic missiles held by seoul to cover the whole of north korea. the north's national defense commission has claimed its strategic rocket forces can strike bases in south korea as well as plalss in japan, guam, and the u.s. mainland. the statement also said north korea is prepared to counter any missiles on nuclear weapons with equal force. u.s. and south korean officials say the range of seoul's ballistic missiles will be increased from 300 to 800 kilometers. they say the extension is in response to the north's missile development program. >>> sri lanka shines as a center for global production of precious stones. the island p
'll spend at two months gathering opinions. then finalize our plan. if we need to change the law, we'll start the necessary procedures. >> the leaders say any change in the law should apply only to the emperor's daughters and granddaughters. >>> here's the three-day world weather forecast. >>> that concludes this edition of "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for watching.
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